Neil Grobman was born in Philadelphia in 1946 and has spent most of his life in the Greater Northeast, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. In the 1970s he spent a couple of years in the Pacific Northwest (California and Oregon) and later ten years in Kentucky. Currently, he resides in Delaware and works as an Editor at a major international pharmaceuticals company.
Neil has taught English, writing, folklore, and mathematics in secondary schools and at several Universities (Cabrini College, University of Oregon, University of Kentucky) between 1969-1986. He has a BA in English from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in English Education from Stanford University, and another MA and a PhD in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2002, Neil published his first novel, which he started in 1981. He is an avid fan of classic American writers such as Melville, James, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Poe, Hawthorne, as well as the great British writers. But his fantasy infatuation rests with Hermann Hesse, JM Barrie, Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Graham, AA Milne, Beatrix Potter, and JRR Tolkien for obvious reasons.
Biography provided by the author, January 2003.